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forwheeler forwheeler is offline
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I think they are like small sliver like shavings. They are small, some just tiny dots and some are as large as 1mm. I didn't check to see if they are magnetic but I took some out of the oil and put them on a rag and they look like shinny brass.

I should check the distributer drive gear assuming I can see it through the distributer hole. I guess there is a remote possibility that when I took the distributer cap off the check the rotor position during the valve adjustment that something got slightly jambed so it would cause more wear to the drive gear but I doubt it.

I ran the car for 200 miles after the valve adjustment and then noticed the valve clatter. The clatter could have been there before the long drive but I didn't notice it.
I took the cover off and noticed the scoring.
I needed to drop the engine and noticed the brass shavings in the oil.

So for 200 miles the car ran fine with no smoke etc.

I didn't check the spray pattern but there was oil all over the rockers when I checked them again and the intake for 6 is not affected.

I have since cleaned the spray bars but I am still worried about the shavings.
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